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Justus Jonas
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Jodokus (Jobst) Koch

Date of Birth: 5 June 1493

Place of Birth: Nordhausen

Date of Death: 9 October 1555

Place of Death: Eisfeld, Thuringia


Born the son of the Nordhausen council member Jonas Koch, Jodokus began his studies at the Faculty of Arts in Erfurt during the summer of 1506, where he changed his name to Justus Jonas. He completed his basic studies in 1510, and then moved to the Faculty…

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Hund, Johannes, “Justus Jonas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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